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India Funding Roundup: A Pre-Owned Fashion Marketplace, E-Commerce Enabler, and More

A total of 23 tech startups got funded in this week, according to sector analysis provided by data tracker Tracxn. Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in firms engaged in e-commerce enablement, self-drive car rentals, B2B listings, and pre-owned fashion. Yana Mobile personal assistant app Yana has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount of seed round funding ... Read More »

Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When we’re walking alone, most of ... Read More »

Factory Output Contracts For The Third Month In A Row

Factory output in January contracted for the third straight month, in an indication that the manufacturing sector continues to struggle with sluggish demand and overcapacity. According to data released on Friday, factory output — measured by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) –  contracted 1.5 per cent in January. The higher-than-expected decline was on account of the sharp de-growth in capital ... Read More »

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Bike Taxi Startup, File Sharing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, M&S Partners, and Zop Smart. Founded in 2015, ... Read More »

On The Oscars Red Carpet, A Trip Around the World

Jennifer Lawrence photographed at the Academy Awards on February 29. (Image Courtesy: AFP) Brie Larson wore Gucci, the label revivified by Alessandro Michele: a billowy, bold, blue ruffled frock whose lightness was bisected and somewhat weighed down by a large jeweled belt. Cate Blanchett returned to one of her regular sponsors, Armani, who made over red-carpet dressing in the 1990s ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

Sensex Ends Rangebound Session on a Flat Note

The Sensex and Nifty ended Tuesday’s rangebound session on a flat note as losses in banking and IT stocks offset the gains registered in metal and oil & gas stocks. The Sensex ended 13 points higher at 24,659 and Nifty ended slightly unchanged at 7,485 against its previous close. In the intraday deals, the Sensex touched high of 24,793 and ... Read More »

What if the San Bernardino Shooters Had Been Using a Samsung Galaxy Phone?

As Apple continues to battle with the FBI over whether it should help unlock an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., in December, some people following the debate have raised this question: Would this issue have played out any differently if the phone were an Android, such as a Samsung ... Read More »

Over a Dozen Companies Announce Dividend Post Budget; More to Follow

New Delhi: Post the Union Budget 2016-17, more than a dozen companies, including Alkem Laboratories, Cadila Healthcare and Suven Life Sciences, have announced dividends and many more are likely to follow. The government in the budget proposed that in addition to Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) paid by the companies, tax at the rate of 10 per cent of gross amount ... Read More »